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How do you keep track of your mowing accounts?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bah1491, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I use Quickbooks.
     
  2. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I actually just got lawnpro software. It was about 100 bucks. I like it so far. they have a good way of keeping track of that info. It works for me. they also have letter writer ability and alot of other things I have yet to figure out. it seems pretty good for me and my solo operation.
     
  3. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    I've never heard of Lawnpro, do you have a link?
    I use a calendar in Excel that I print off with my accounts for each day of the week, then I cross them off as I complete them, works well for me, All my accounts are Monthly Flat Rates.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  4. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    i believe the link is lawnprosoftware.com the only thing that sucks is there is no free trial period.
     
  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    Does it sink with Quickbooks for invoicing?
     
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,369

  7. gringo gardener

    gringo gardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    i have a dry erase board set up similar to matt's system ... n i keep a sheet for each daily route in a binder in the truck ... weeks end i input all the route sheet info onto a master copy for each client which also includes payment(s) and check number info and the daily rioute sheets are placed into a monthly folder n stored at the office

    the reason why i save route sheets is because if a client ever wonders if we were there or is disputing that we were'nt there ... i simply send them a copy of the route sheet which has the start time written for each in addition to any notes of the day

    since i dont keep any pricing info on the route sheets i can send it out to anyone and dont have to worry about exposing the pricing structure as i often have two neighbors paying different prices because they are on seperate programs
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  8. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681


    Do you happen to have that work sheet and PM me with it?
     
  9. Southernlandscape343

    Southernlandscape343 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    Right now I am using the Demo of Groundskeeper pro. I like how its set up. It seems pretty user friendly. My clients already like the invoice. I don't mind too much that the invoice says demo on it. I'll just tell my clients that I am trying out the software currently to see if I want to purchase it. I am about to download the gopher software and try that aswell. So far so good with Groundskeeper pro.
     
  10. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,200

    Here's a PDF of mine. The little tiny squares represent the front and back yards, and I draw a line through them to indicate which direction I cut that week, so that I cycle through all 4 mowing angles in order...
     

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